File:Triceratops mount.jpg|thumb|''Triceratops'' mount in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
File:Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Rotunda.JPG|thumb|The Rotunda of The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
The '''Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (abbreviated NHM)''' is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States,
and its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and Artifact (archaeology)|artifact
s and cover 4.5 billion years of history. This large collection is comprised not only of specimens for exhibition, but also of vast research collections housed on and offsite.
The Museum is actually an association of three Los Angeles area museums; The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, The Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits, and the William S. Hart Museum.
In 2003, the museum began a campaign to transform its exhibits and visitor experience. The museum reopened its seismically...